“When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need—words that will help others become stronger.”Ephesians 4:29
This was the key verse in Max Lucado's devotion for today. But it really got me to thinking. So often when I read this verse I think right of way of the things I said that I should of just kept my mouth shut. Gossip is a big one. I don't need to share those things. But today it hit me as the things I DON"T say. I don't make it a point of saying encouraging things daily to the people I'm in contact with. I need to change this. If I would say something encouraging to every person I talk to I could change someones day for the better and never know it.
I know when people encourage me I feel better about what I'm doing and who I am. I could be feeling down and a few words from another can lift me up and stop the downward spin.
Don't limit this talk to just others. What about self talk. How do you talk/think about yourself. do you say "I can't eat that." Could it be you are saying "I'm fat". What about "I can't remember that" it is like saying "I am dumb." You need to change self talk into encouraging talk. You day will change for the better.